During the investigation it is revealed that one of the drivers was using a cell phone and failed to see the brake lightss of the car in front of them that had swerved to avoid hitting a deer.
These were the advantages and disadvantages of mobile phones. In the end, it all depends on our usage. Cell phones are the most personal device to us and we should make an optimal use of them. What are your views regarding the same? Share it with us using the comments section below.
The exanimation of articles from The New England Journal of Medicine, Tom and Ray Magliozzi and Patti Pena are all for getting rid of cell phone use while driving....
A drive around any town provides enough evidence for most of us that cell phone use is threatening the safety of anyone who navigates on or near our roads.
Once presented with the following information, one will be convinced not to use one's cell phone while driving and remember to drive now and talk later.
There are 4 main reasons for banning cell phones at the wheel:
Research has proven that it is difficult to concentrate on driving and talking at the same time.
For quite a long time now, drunk driving has been one the leading causes of road accidents in most countries. This compelled many governments to pass regulations that put in place the level of blood-alcohol allowed for one to be behind the wheel. For instance, in the U.S, the legal limit for blood-alcohol content while driving is 0.08%. Similarly, tough measures (illegalization) must now be considered in regard to texting/cell phone use while driving.
On the other hand, the psychologists of Utah University have equated talking on hands-free or handheld cellular to drunk driving. This is because drivers driving while talking on a cellular phone are equally impaired as drivers who are driving under the legal limit of blood-alcohol level of 0.08%. The psychologists point out that the conversation itself without manipulating the mobile handset is equally very distracting from the road conditions. This shows that the very risks that a driver is exposed to while drunk-driving are the very ones exposed to one driving while talking on the phone.
As a result of these risks posed by the use of cell phones or texting while driving, the only way out to ensure road safety is to ban their use in entirety for anyone behind the wheel. Unlike drunk-driving where a limit can be set, there is no limit that can be applied to cell phone use.
It doesn't matter how well we drive, if another driver is not being as professional or as careful, especially using a phone and splitting his/her attention, we are put in danger by their actions.
Benefits of cell phone use during roadside emergencies, car trouble, obtain personal information, or even navigation; however, it may lead to running red lights, drifting across lanes, or worse, causing accidents.
Phones can do so many things, but most importantly they allow you to connect to emergency service.
There are so many reasons for cell phones being needed while driving such as, you can also contact the firefighter station in case of a fire.
Having a cell phone would be beneficial in case of a car break down.
In addition to their benefits to using a cell phone on the road, Matt Sundeen reports that drivers with cell phones place an estimated 98,000 emergency calls each day and that the cell phone ...
Cell phones were introduced in the United States market in the decade of 1980 and their usage instantly grew during next two decades. The trend of using cell phones has increased throughout the world. One of the primary reasons for the gigantic growth of cell phones is that they facilitate communication offering high levels of flexibility reaching desired person within seconds whether he/she is at office, home, or outside driving a car etc. Cell phones support in making a direct contact with person effectively and without wastage of any time. Other main reason for the explosive growth of cell phones is the safety aspect. Cell phones make it easy to contact during emergency even during driving although using cell phone while driving is mostly dangerous and not advisable, it provides the convenience of tackling emergency situation, listening music through hands-free, and tracking routes etc. In this context the thesis of the paper is presented as follows: